Kits By Skill Level

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced modeler, Estes has the kit for you.

We have an enormous selection of model rocket kits that include sport fliers, multi-stagers, payloaders, scale NASA-based transports, military-styled missiles and classic Estes kits.

Estes rockets are grouped into four catagories: RTF (Ready to Fly), ARF (Almost Ready to Fly), E2X (Easy to Assemble) and Skill Levels 1 through 5.

All skill level 1-5 kits require measuring, assembly, sanding, gluing and painting. As the skill level goes up, the difficulty in building skills and time to build and finish is increased.

Skill Level 1-Beginner builder skills.

Skill Level 2-Average building skills.

Skill Level 3-Intermediate building skills.

Skill Level 4-Advanced building skills.

Skill Level 5-Master building skills.

  1. 001756 - Alpha® Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    001756 - Alpha® Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    $119.99

    Skill Level 1

    The Alpha is the quintessential rocket to use to teach model rocketry! For over 40 years, the Estes Alpha has been the first rocket for millions of model rocket enthusiasts and it still is! This Estes original is the most-used rocket for schools and youth groups around the world. The Alpha’s got all you need in one sleek design, so no wonder it’s the most popular educational rocket we have!

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  2. 001760 - Loadstar II™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    001760 - Loadstar II™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    $159.99

    Skill Level 2

    Advanced, two-stage payloader. Clear payload section.

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  • A super FUN Launch Set!

    • Helicopter Nosecone Recovery
    • Cool Cat Decals
    $34.99
  • Just a fun Launch Set!

    • Easy to Assemble
    • Flies up to 1,150 feet
    • Launch system included
    $34.99
  • Tons of Fun

    • Minor assembly!
    • Cool swirled plastic colors!
    • Best Seller!
    $16.99